Impact Type Categories - Lead Time, Cycle Time, Takt Time

NOTE: The Advanced ROI Module must be enabled for your organization in order to take advantage of this new feature.

Reach out to your Customer Experience Lead for more information.


Several brand new categories of Impact Types can now be used to track different types of Time Savings Impacts called “Lead Time”, “Cycle Time”, and “Takt Time”. These categories differ from the standard Time Savings in that they refer to more specified time measuring processes. “Lead Time” is measured as the time between the initiation and completion of a production process. “Cycle Time” refers to the total elapsed time to move a unit of work from the beginning to the end of a process. This time measurement can include the process time and any potential delay time, in which the unit of work is spent waiting to take the next action. Finally, “Takt Time” is the average time measured between the start of production of a single unit and the start of production of the next unit. These impact categories seem fundamentally similar, however by understanding and calculating these separately this can help you optimize your time and resources to create a more efficient workflow.


Just like any other Impact Type, this can be configured and added to any of your Workflow Templates that are measuring Impact during the Resolution. This also means you can record both Forecast and Target Lead, Cycle, and Takt Times prior to an Item’s completion. 

NOTE: The Advanced ROI Module must be enabled for your organization in order to set Forecast and Target Resolutions.


Anywhere in KaiNexus where you can filter a list of Items, you can filter that list by these new Lead, Cycle, and Takt Time Impact Types. 

Since these Impact Types work differently from the rest, you can also view the total savings resulting from both One-Time and Recurring Lead, Cycle, or Takt Times in their own column near the top of the Impact Summary Report under their respective names.


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